Posts Tagged ‘Planning’

An Bord Pleanala Grant Supermarket Development in Athy

May 14, 2012

An Bord Pleanala have granted permission for a supermarket development as part of a new neighbourhood centre on the old Esta factory grounds on the Geraldine Road.  Following on from the decision to grant permission for a supermarket development at the old Batchelor’s site this augurs well for the town getting a much needed additional supermarket facility.


Further Information Sought on Kildare Outlet Village Expansion Plans

April 11, 2012

Kildare County Council have sought extensive further information in relation to the proposed expansion of the Kildare Outlet Village.  A total of 25 items have been raised with the applicants, focusing on queries about statements in the Retail Impact Assessment (particularly trade diversion from Newbridge of 16%), the lack of commercial synergy with Kildare Town centre, landscaping, traffic and parking.  The applicants have 6 months to reply.

Appeal lodged in relation to 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare

November 16, 2010

Two appeals have been lodged in relation to Kildare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for 69 dwellings in Straffan, Co. Kildare; one by the applicant and one by a third party.

Are stables exempt from planning permission?

January 11, 2010

Schedule 2, Part 3 of The Planning Regulations, 2001 – 2006, deals with development which is exempt from planning in rural areas.  Class 6 is relevant in relation to stables:

 Works consisting of the provision of a roofed structure for the housing of cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, deer or rabbits, having a gross floor space not exceeding 200 square metres (whether or not by extension of an existing structure), and any ancillary provision for effluent storage.

As such in rural areas, stables (being a roofed structure for housing horses) are exempt from planning permission, so long as they do not exceed 200 square metres in size.

 There are however a number of Limitations and Conditions which relate to this exemption: (more…)

An Bord Pleanala Refuse Permission for 269 dwellings at Great Connell Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

December 18, 2009

An Bord Pleanala refused permission to Pat McGinn and Bernard Ross for 269 dwellings at Great Connell Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on the basis that the proposed development would be premature by reference to the existing deficiencies in the provision of sewerage facilities and the period within which this constraint may reasonably be expected to cease and would be prejudicial to public health.  Kildare County Council’s decision to grant permission for the proposed development (subject to 69 conditions) was appealed by Mr. Desmond Buckley of Great Connell Stud.

The deficiency is the provision of sewerage facilities (Osberstown) is continuing to be a major obstacle to development in Naas/Newbridge.

Planning Permission Refused for Large-scale Residential Development in Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

December 11, 2009

Kildare County Council have refused permission for a large-scale residentail development in Rickardstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  Ted Nugent, John Nugent & Declan Gardiner had sought permission for 281 no. residential units with a mixture of semi-detached and terrace housing. There were two reasons for refusal; the first related to the lack of capacity in the Osberstown WWTP and the second related to prematurity pending the construction and commissioning of the proposed foul sewer network from the site boundary to Osberstown Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Newbridge East Sewer interceptor.

Appeal Withdrawn in relation to large-scale development at Rathangan Demense, Rathangan, Co. Kildare

December 7, 2009

An first party appeal by Dundian Limited concerning conditions imposed by Kildare County Council when granting permission for a large-scale planning application at Rathangan Demense, Rathangan, Co. Kildare has been withdrawn from An Bord Pleanala.  Dundian Limited received permission for 250 houses, retail units and a creche facility.

Planning Permission Refused for Mixed-Use Development in Moyvalley, Co. Kildare

November 30, 2009

19th November 2009

Kildare County Council refused  an application by Streamstown Developments Ltd   for permission to construct  20 dwellings, 4 two-storey retail units, a creche facility, 5 sites for houses and an effluent treatment system in Moyvalley, Broadford, Co. Kildare.  There were a total of 9 reasons for refusal.

NRA appeal decision by Kildare County Council to grant planning for industrial development in Mayfield, Monasterevin

November 17, 2009

A decision by Kildare County Council to grant planning permission for an industrial estate including 17 no. units, ancillary offices and all associated site works has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by the National Roads Authority. The case is due to be decided by 25-03-2010.

Planning Appeal lodged for residential development in Church Road, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare

November 17, 2009

A first party appeal has been lodged by Fergal Flattery and Paddy Garrahie (applicants) in relation to the decision by Kildare County Council to refuse permission for the demolition of house extension, conversion of 2 no. existing houses into 2 no. apartments, construction of 6 no. apartments and all associated site works.  The cse is due to be decided by 24-03-2010.

Houses would ruin Castletown House Setting hearing told

November 13, 2009

PLANS TO build 101 houses opposite Castletown House, Co Kildare, would destroy the setting of Ireland’s finest Palladian stately home, An Bord Pleanála has heard.

Devondale Ltd was last May granted permission by Kildare County Council for the estate of mainly four- and five-bed detached houses at the Donaghcumper Demesne, a kilometre from Celbridge town.

A Bord Pleanála hearing of an appeal by nine parties, including the Irish Georgian Society, against the council’s decision to approve the scheme began yesterday.

The development site is on the opposite side of the river Liffey to Castletown House, which was built in the 1720s by William Conolly, speaker of the House of Commons. It is adjacent to Donaghcumper House, also believed to date from the early 18th century.

Jeanne Meldon, representing several parties including the Celbridge Action Alliance, the Castletown Foundation and An Taisce, said the proposed development would irrevocably damage the setting and landscape of these houses and the neighbouring St Wolstan’s Demesne.

“A landscape that has taken centuries to mature would be destroyed virtually overnight if the proposed development is permitted.”

The three demesnes were part of an 18th-century landscape of parkland which would be “suburbanised” by the development, she said. “It would be a travesty to allow such a landscape to become a suburban housing estate.”

Ms Meldon, who has a background in planning, acknowledged the site had been zoned for housing by the local authority, but said the zoning had been an error and contravened several local and regional planning policies, principally on heritage protection.

Kildare county councillor Catherine Murphy (Ind) told the hearing that since the land had been rezoned in 2002, Donaghcumper House and its demesne, within which the site lies, had been added to the Record of Protected Structures. This happened last March before the council approved the planning application.

The zoning of the land for housing had been a “mistake” but she said “because no development has taken place on the land, there is an opportunity not to copper-fasten that mistake” – the proposed development “gnaws away at the historical character of the town”.

Richard Hamilton of RPA consultants, representing the developer, said the scheme would provide “high-quality, executive houses in a high-quality environment”.

Source: Irish Times, Sat 14th Nov 2009

An Bord Pleanala refuse planning permission for 27 dwellings in Monasterevin, Co.Kildare

November 11, 2009

An Bord Pleanala refused permission to Davis Street Partnership on 6th November 2009 for 27 dwellings on a town centre site incorporating a protected structure in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.  There were 3 reasons for refusal relating to the adverse impact on the protected structure and the uncoordinated approach to the development of the site and adjoining site.


An Bord Pleanala refuse planning permission for Mixed Use Development in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

November 11, 2009

An Bord Pleanala refused permission to Belfield Properties on 6th November 2009 for the consturction of mixed use development on the ‘tennis court site’ in the town centre of Monasterevin.  The proposed development comprised 13 no. houses 1 no retail/office unit in 3 storey block and associated site works.  The reason for refusal related to impact on character of Architectural Conservation Area and uncoordianted approach to the development of the site.

County Kildare V.E.C granted planning permission for new primary school in Celbridge

November 11, 2009

County Kildare V.E.C. was granted permission on the 3rd November 2009 for the construction of a new 16 classroom primary school, associated car parking spaces, a school bus drop – off zone, designated ball courts and play area, wastewater treatment plant and all ancillary site works at The Commons, Hazelhatch Road, Celbridge
Co. Kildare

Mixed Use Development Appealed in Tiermoghan, Donadea, Naas, Co. Kildare

November 9, 2009

Eugene Finn has lodged a first party appeal with An Bord Pleanala on 3rd November 2009 concerning a mixed use development in Donadea, Co. Kildare.  The development which included permission for 17 no. houses and outline permission for 6 no. houses was refused by Kildare County Council.

Status: Case is due to be decided by 18-03-2010

David Mulcahy, Town Planning Consultant

60 Bed Nursing Home Refused Planning in Broadford, Co. Kildare

November 9, 2009

Permission was refused by An Board Pleanala for a 60 bed nursing home in Braodford, Co. Kildare.  Patrick Byrne had lodged a first party appeal with the Board following a refusal by Kildare County Council.  The Board refused permission on the basis that the proposed development was in an isolated rural area on unzoned lands, contrary to Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area, a discordant feature in the landscape and prejudicial to public health given the lack of adequate water supply and wastewater disposal.

David Mulcahy, Town Planning Consultant

First Party Appeal – Downings North Prosperous, Co. Kildare

November 9, 2009

Mr. Joseph Conway has lodged a first party appeal on 12th October 2009 in relation to a decision by Kildare County Council to grant permission for 49 houses and 16 apartments in Downings North, Prosperous, Co. Kildare.

An Bord Pleanala Annual Report 2008: Facts about Planning Appeals in Kildare

October 22, 2009

The An Bord Pleanala Annual Report, 2008, was published recently.  It shows that 8.7% of all applications to Kildare County Council were appealed to the Board. A total of 40.6% of the Council’s decisions were confirmed by the Board, with 31.3% of decisions being reversed and  28.1% of decisions being varied.  The percentage of decisions being reversed by the Board is in line with the national average (32.6%).

Queries on Planning in Kildare

October 19, 2009

If you have any questions on planning in Kildare please feel free to ask and I will try my best to help you. Please keep questions general rather than personal as they will be availabe for all to see on the blog.

The responses provided should not be substituted for professional advice and no responsibility is taken for any inaccuracies in the responses provided.

David Mulcahy, Town Planning Consultant

Green Road Partnership granted permisson for 17 dwellings in Mountrice, Kildare

October 15, 2009

Green Road Partnership granted permission on 8th October 2009 for 17 no. dwelling units and 1 no. creche Mountrice, Monasterevin Co Kildare.

The Planning Consultant for this application was:  David Mulcahy, Town Planning Consultant